News From Eire – Tasting at Der Zigarrenmacher (Event)

News From Eire - Tasting at Der Zigarrenmacher (Irish Whiskey Event Hamburg Altona Pot Still Drams)

A few months ago I got to know Stefan Bohn when he hosted an Arran tasting at this year’s Hamburg-based whisky fair Hanse Spirit. Shortly after, I found out that he also offers regular tastings in a much cosier environment, namely Der Zigarrenmacher in Hamburg-Altona. This month, Stefan welcomed a wee round of eight guests to a tasting focusing on Irish Whiskey. The gathering took place in a small and very homely room, where water, bread and chocolate were readily prepared for everyone. Upon entering the cigar shop that we had to pass in order to reach the tasting room, we were also free to pick a cigar of our fancy from the full assortment. (more…)

5 new Whiskies by Douglas Laing (Review Flight)

5 new Whiskies by Douglas Laing (Remarkable Malts Provenance Feis Ile Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Single Cask Tasting Notes)

As an avid BarleyMania reader you will have noticed that Douglas Laing has always been one of the most talked-about companies on our pages. I just can’t help it, but I have been in love with them from the moment I first laid eyes on the cute label of their Highlands blend (more…)

The Glen Els Triple Port (Review)

The Glen Els Triple Port (Special Edition Harzer Single Malt Whisky Finish Tasting Notes)

One of the whiskies I like most is not made in Scotland or Ireland or even Japan. It is manufactured in the middle of Germany, in the beautiful low mountain range Harz. By now, you might have guessed that I am speaking of The Glen Els, which is produced at Hammerschmiede (more…)

Sujet – 3 Single Cask Whiskies By Whic (Review Flight)

Sujet by Whic (Macduff Fettercairn Tobermory Single Cask Malt Scotch Whisky Series Sherry Tasting Notes)

“Whisky is more than just a drink, it is liquid art”, says Whic’s exectutive director Arne Wesche. A statement we wholeheartedly agree with! To pay homage to the water of the life’s artisan quality, the Munich-based spirits mailorder has just released a new series of single cask bottlings (more…)

Cambus 25yo by The Whisky Chamber (Review)

Cambus 25yo by The Whisky Chamber (Single Cask Grain Scotch Whisky Sherry Tasting Notes BarleyMania)

Not sure about you guys, but I tend to become a little reckless after a full evening of dramming at a whisky gathering. So before I left Kiel Whisky Fair in early May of this year, I went to the booth of The Whisky Chamber and bought this Cambus 25yo without even trying it. (more…)

Open Whisky Tasting and BBQ at Weinkellerei von Have (Event)

Open Tasting & BBQ at Von Have (Single Malt Scotch Irish Whiskey Blend Dram Event)

Last January I attended an open tasting at Hamburg-based winery Weinkellerei von Have. I enjoyed that evening so much that it was no question I also had to get a ticket to their open whisky tasting on the last weekend in June. While von Have already hosted several of these events before (more…)